With a long history of sewing in her family, and four beautiful babies of her own, this Mama located in Pennsylvania can sew! This beautiful hybrid fitted (pictured below) joined our family and quickly became a favorite. Asthetics + Absorbency + Quality make these creations an amazing addition to any stash! Weather you’re buying your first or 100th diaper, you want to have these in your collection. You’ll want to visit and ‘favorite’ her hyena cart shop to see what she’s making next!
I first saw this Mama’s creations at our local Live Love Latch event with the La Leche League, a breastfeeding support and education group. She donated a beautiful OS hybrid fitted diaper to our raffle…and brought a table full of beautiful hand made items. I was busy running our LLL table and so disappointed that I didn’t get to do more then crane my neck to browse her table (or win the raffle diaper!)…I made sure to order this beauty online when I got home.
These hybrid fitteds are one size (OS) and feature a hidden layer of poly-fleece, a cotton velour lining (purple here), and a 5-layer petal style organic bamboo insert topped with cotton velour. If you’re a nursing Mama then you will adore the breastfeeding prints, if you’re looking for other patterns then you will be thrilled with her selection too! She has popular prints and can make pretty much anything you can imagine to fit your child’s style.
Popular fitted covers include polyurethane laminate and wool or fleece shorts. I often use my econobum covers for fitteds, but many brands will work. These are ideal for heavy wetters, long car rides, and overnight cloth diapering. Some Mamas have their entire stash made of up fitteds and I can understand why! Read more about fitted cloth diapers and diapering a heavy wetter.
So how are these diapers one size? They don’t have rise snaps?! There are two rows of snaps; The top row is designed to fold down to fit smaller babies (FDR) and larger babies or toddlers can leave the FDR up for a customized fit. The use of a fold down row means that the pattern isn’t interrupted and there are crossover snaps (seen below on the diaper arms) for small babies, and to make dirty-diaper rolls when on the go.
So what makes this diaper a hybrid fitted? These diapers have a poly-fleece hidden layer (standard fitteds don’t have this layer) between the outer and inner fabrics. While this doesn’t make the diaper waterproof like PUL does on a pocket diaper or cover, it does help keep the outer fabric dryer for longer. Poly-fleece fabric encourages some of the liquid to go back into the snap in petal soaker layers, but still allows liquid to pass to the outer layers and most importantly…air. This fabric helps keep air flowing around little bums and hybrid fitteds are my go to if I see some redness or hint of a rash starting, anything that can be cleared up with a little more air circulation.